Best Alternative Rock Albums of 1997


01
Plastic Tree
Hide and Seek

4.58
26 votes
02
Radiohead
OK Computer

4.57
7877 votes
03
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F♯ A♯ ∞

4.5
3345 votes
04
Elliott Smith
Either/Or

4.49
3988 votes
05
Weezer
The Good Life

4.43
40 votes
06
Guniw Tools
Other Goose

4.39
14 votes
07
Modest Mouse
The Lonesome Crowded West

4.39
5754 votes
08
Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind

4.32
2308 votes
09
Built to Spill
Perfect from Now On

4.31
2394 votes
10
Ween
The Mollusk

4.25
468 votes
11
Yo La Tengo
I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One

4.25
1449 votes
12
Spiritualized
Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

4.23
536 votes
13
Hum
Downward Is Heavenward

4.23
620 votes
14
Shiner
Lula Divinia

4.2
44 votes
15
Mineral
The Power of Failing

4.16
960 votes
16
Belle and Sebastian
3.. 6.. 9 Seconds Of Light

4.15
99 votes
17
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
The Boatman's Call

4.13
418 votes
18
Fishmans
Uchuu Nippon Setagaya

4.13
32 votes
19
The Wrens
Abbott 1135

4.13
16 votes
20
Mogwai
Young Team

4.12
1130 votes
21
The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Give It Back

4.12
81 votes
22
In Flames
Whoracle

4.11
1956 votes
23
.O.rang
Herd of Instinct

4.11
32 votes
24
The Verve
Urban Hymns

4.11
639 votes
25
Jimmie's Chicken Shack
Pushing the Salmanilla Envelope

4.1
34 votes
26
The Gathering
Nighttime Birds

4.1
222 votes
27
Belle and Sebastian
Lazy Line Painer Jane

4.1
93 votes
28
Ben Folds Five
Whatever and Ever, Amen

4.09
286 votes
29
Big Wreck
In Loving Memory Of...

4.09
49 votes
30
Hash Jar Tempo
Well Oiled

4.08
24 votes
31
Beth Orton
Trailer Park

4.08
28 votes
32
Pizzicato Five
Happy End of the World

4.08
13 votes
33
Foo Fighters
The Colour and the Shape

4.08
5046 votes
34
Stereolab
Dots and Loops

4.08
106 votes
35
The Mountain Goats
Full Force Galesburg

4.07
174 votes
36
Mansun
Attack of the Grey Lantern

4.07
54 votes
37
Sleater-Kinney
Dig Me Out

4.06
200 votes
38
Deftones
Around the Fur

4.06
3172 votes
39
Incubus
S.C.I.E.N.C.E.

4.05
1807 votes
40
Piebald
When Life Hands You Lemons

4.04
23 votes
41
Labradford
Mi Media Naranja

4.03
77 votes
42
12 Rods
Gay?

4.03
16 votes
43
Super Furry Animals
Radiator

4.01
86 votes
44
Smog
Red Apple Falls

4.01
120 votes
45
Knapsack
Day Three Of My New Life

4.01
73 votes
46
Belle and Sebastian
Dog on Wheels

4
99 votes
47
Kerbdog
On The Turn

4
44 votes
48
Hooverphonic
A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular

4
41 votes
49
Muse
Newton Abbot Demo

4
27 votes
50
that dog.
Retreat From the Sun

4
22 votes
51
Number Girl
School Girl Bye Bye

4
21 votes
52
Handsome
Handsome

3.99
49 votes
53
The Pillows
Please Mr. Lostman

3.98
50 votes
54
The Jazz June
They Love Those Who Make the Music

3.98
25 votes
55
Lycia
Cold

3.98
24 votes
56
Strictly Ballroom
Hide Here Forever

3.98
22 votes
57
Jim O'Rourke
Bad Timing

3.97
34 votes
58
Regurgitator
Unit

3.95
60 votes
59
Whiskeytown
Stranger's Almanac

3.95
50 votes
60
Tindersticks
Curtains

3.95
39 votes
61
Hungry Ghosts
Hungry Ghosts

3.95
19 votes
62
The Get Up Kids
Four Minute Mile

3.94
302 votes
63
Starflyer 59
Americana

3.93
54 votes
64
Pavement
Brighten the Corners

3.93
1380 votes
65
Shipping News
Save Everything

3.91
70 votes
66
The Promise Ring
Nothing Feels Good

3.89
319 votes
67
Our Lady Peace
Clumsy

3.88
590 votes
68
Beulah
Handsome Western States

3.88
102 votes
69
Low
Songs for a Dead Pilot

3.88
24 votes
70
The Offspring
Ixnay on the Hombre

3.86
1108 votes
71
Ornatos Violeta
Cão!

3.86
14 votes
72
Christie Front Drive
Stereo

3.86
73 votes
73
Storm and Stress
Storm and Stress

3.85
24 votes
74
The American Analog Set
From Our Living Room To Yours

3.85
40 votes
75
Matthew Good Band
Underdogs

3.84
327 votes
76
Plumtree
Predicts the Future

3.84
44 votes
77
Pedro the Lion
Whole

3.82
25 votes
78
Molotov
¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?

3.82
33 votes
79
Everclear
So Much For The Afterglow

3.81
219 votes
80
In Flames
Black-Ash Inheritance

3.81
182 votes
81
June of 44
The Anatomy of Sharks

3.81
21 votes
82
Kent
Isola

3.8
43 votes
83
The Dismemberment Plan
The Dismemberment Plan Is Terrified

3.79
198 votes
84
The Dandy Warhols
Come Down

3.79
63 votes
85
The Divine Comedy
A Short Album About Love

3.78
16 votes
86
Guided by Voices
Mag Earwhig!

3.77
124 votes
87
Something For Kate
Elsewhere for 8 Minutes

3.77
13 votes
88
Supergrass
In It for the Money

3.75
152 votes
89
The Sea And Cake
The Fawn

3.75
40 votes
90
Grey Daze
No Sun Today

3.75
24 votes
91
Blur
Blur

3.75
679 votes
92
Sixpence None the Richer
Sixpence None the Richer

3.74
72 votes
93
O.A.R.
The Wanderer

3.74
34 votes
94
311
Transistor

3.72
286 votes
95
Sonic Youth
SYR1: Anagrama

3.72
50 votes
96
Days of the New
Days of the New

3.72
244 votes
97
Feeder
Polythene

3.71
112 votes
98
Guided by Voices
Tonics and Twisted Chasers

3.71
56 votes
99
John Frusciante
Estrus

3.71
35 votes
100
Three Mile Pilot
Another Desert, Another Sea

3.71
14 votes
101
Grey Daze
Wake Me

3.71
14 votes
102
Flying Saucer Attack
New Lands

3.71
19 votes
103
Blink-182
Dude Ranch

3.71
1937 votes
104
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci
Barafundle

3.7
20 votes
105
Blonde Redhead
Fake Can Be Just As Good

3.69
96 votes
106
Flake Music
When You Land Here, It's Time To Return

3.69
32 votes
107
The Weakerthans
Fallow

3.67
372 votes
108
The Van Pelt
Sultans of Sentiment

3.67
30 votes
109
Duster
Transmission, Flux

3.67
27 votes
110
Les Savy Fav
3/5

3.67
15 votes
111
Jars Of Clay
Much Afraid

3.66
49 votes
112
Teenage Fanclub
Songs From Northern Britain

3.66
50 votes
113
HIM
Greatest Love Songs Vol. 666

3.66
264 votes
114
Thought Industry
Black Umbrella

3.64
16 votes
115
Dc Talk
Welcome to the Freak Show

3.64
36 votes
116
Faith No More
Album of the Year

3.63
888 votes
117
Mogwai
4 Satin

3.62
33 votes
118
Green Day
Nimrod

3.61
1984 votes
119
Brainiac
Electro-Shock for President

3.61
22 votes
120
Of Montreal
Cherry Peel

3.6
103 votes
121
Tocotronic
Es ist egal, aber

3.6
30 votes
122
Songs: Ohia
Songs: Ohia

3.6
15 votes
123
Marcy Playground
Marcy Playground

3.59
115 votes
124
Harvey Danger
Where Have All The Merrymakers Gone?

3.58
160 votes
125
Bis
The New Transistor Heroes

3.57
15 votes
126
AFI
Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes

3.56
450 votes
127
Brad
Interiors

3.55
20 votes
128
Joan of Arc
A Portable Model Of

3.54
96 votes
129
Spoon
Soft Effects EP

3.53
15 votes
130
Radiohead
No Surprises/Running From Demons

3.53
65 votes
131
Idlewild
Captain

3.53
34 votes
132
Karate
In Place of Real Insight

3.53
18 votes
133
Catherine Wheel
Adam and Eve

3.52
44 votes
134
Live
Secret Samadhi

3.52
272 votes
135
Morphine
Like Swimming

3.5
102 votes
136
Aerial M
Aerial M

3.5
28 votes
137
Cornershop
When I Was Born For The 7th Time

3.5
19 votes
138
Polvo
Shapes

3.48
22 votes
139
Superchunk
Indoor Living

3.47
18 votes
140
Travis
Good Feeling

3.47
102 votes
141
Arab on Radar
Queen Hygiene II

3.47
30 votes
142
Rainer Maria
Past Worn Searching

3.45
22 votes
143
Kara's Flowers
The Fourth World

3.45
20 votes
144
The Offspring
Club Me

3.45
19 votes
145
Modest Mouse
The Fruit That Ate Itself

3.44
690 votes
146
Samiam
You Are Freaking Me Out

3.44
24 votes
147
Matthew Good Band
Raygun

3.43
63 votes
148
Quasi
R&B Transmogrification

3.43
14 votes
149
Audio Adrenaline
Some Kind of Zombie

3.43
14 votes
150
Mew
A Triumph for Man

3.43
254 votes
151
Nuno Bettencourt
Schizophonic

3.42
13 votes
152
Primus
The Brown Album

3.41
513 votes
153
Sonic Youth
SYR2: Slaapkamers Met Slagroom

3.4
34 votes
154
Toad The Wet Sprocket
Coil

3.38
13 votes
155
Switchfoot
Legend of Chin

3.32
105 votes
156
L7
The Beauty Process: Triple Platinum

3.32
76 votes
157
Caroline's Spine
Monsoon

3.32
19 votes
158
Helium
The Magic City

3.31
32 votes
159
The Charlatans (UK)
Tellin' Stories

3.31
32 votes
160
The Apples in Stereo
Tone Soul Evolution

3.29
29 votes
161
Oasis
Be Here Now

3.28
778 votes
162
Veruca Salt
Eight Arms to Hold You

3.28
76 votes
163
John Frusciante
Smile from the Streets You Hold

3.26
198 votes
164
Collective Soul
Disciplined Breakdown

3.25
132 votes
165
Prefab Sprout
Andromeda Heights

3.25
14 votes
166
Dinosaur Jr.
Hand It Over

3.25
366 votes
167
The Sundays
Static and Silence

3.24
38 votes
168
Nine Inch Nails
The Perfect Drug

3.22
199 votes
169
Smash Mouth
Fush Yu Mang

3.18
118 votes
170
Jack Off Jill
Sexless Demons and Scars

3.17
47 votes
171
Elf Power
When The Red King Comes

3.17
18 votes
172
The Ataris
Anywhere But Here

3.15
30 votes
173
Sonic Youth
SYR3: Invito Al Cielo

3.15
24 votes
174
Echo and The Bunnymen
Evergreen

3.12
30 votes
175
Blindside
Blindside

3.12
73 votes
176
Sigur Ros
Von

3.11
484 votes
177
Death Cab for Cutie
You Can Play These Songs With Chords

3.09
362 votes
178
Cursive
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes

3.08
92 votes
179
New Found Glory
It's All About the Girls

3.07
22 votes
180
dredg
Orph

3.04
107 votes
181
Creed
My Own Prison

3.04
618 votes



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